Allergies, colds and other illnesses make us sneeze, cough, blow our nose... And for the past few weeks, the topical subject that affects us the most: the Coronavirus.
In order to limit the spread of our microbes, bacteria and other viruses, certain so-called "barrier" gestures can help us. What are these gestures? How can they limit the proliferation of diseases? And how can homemade cosmetics help in the manufacture of disinfectant products?
We talk about all this in our new blog post!
Simple gestures... Focus on hydroalcoholic solutions!
At a time when several epidemics are spreading, in particular the Coronavirus, hydroalcoholic solutions are the subject of a shortage.
But what makes a gel effective? How to choose it?
However, the use of these is not enough! It is strongly recommended that you wash your hands with clear, soapy water because nothing replaces good, so-called "classic" hand washing. This eliminates the majority of microorganisms . You can make your own soap with the recipe that we have developed.
In the absence of water and soap, the use of a hydroalcoholic solution is recommended in particular in collective environments such as transport, public places...
But he was certain that following the current information, the complementary solutions were going to be taken by storm. The consequence was that some resellers in supermarkets or parapharmacies increased their prices and the shelves emptied very quickly. Know that the DGCCRF has set the prices for 50ml bottles at 2 euros, 100ml at 3€ and 300ml at 5€. So don't be fooled! What's more, making your hydroalcoholic gels will cost you even less!
To overcome the problems mentioned above, the government has therefore implemented a solution and has chosen to intervene by announcing the official recipe for hydroalcoholic gel.
Is it really possible to make it yourself? Well, yeah !
To be sure to have an antimicrobial solution that works, rely on the recommendations of the ANSM, detailing the essential points.
Also note that ideally, you should choose a solution based onethyl alcohol or isopropyl whose concentration is 90% alcohol. Making your own hand sanitizer also ensures you avoid an ingredient known as "triclosan"still too present in antibacterial gels which turns out to be a strong endocrine disruptor.
Make your hydroalcoholic solution
L'OMS indicated the list of ingredients for the proper realization of your hydroalcoholic solutions! Thanks to the BeautyMix, you can therefore make yours without pitfalls and difficulties with a official recipe, recommended by experts.
Of course, it is economical and well below the prices currently practiced in pharmacies and supermarkets.
The three main ingredients are:
Ethanol (alcohol) at 90°
Hydrogen peroxide (hydrogen peroxide) 3%
Distilled water (or cooled boiling water)
All these ingredients are easily found! Check the concentration of the products you have purchased, and in particular hydrogen peroxide: its concentration must not exceed 3%.
Attention ! We read everywhere that certain essential oils have bactericidal and fungicidal properties. These have not been proven to fight against epidemics.
As part of the realization of your recipe, be sure to respect the necessary hygiene conditions and follow the quantities indicated. In addition, the WHO advises to place your vials filled with the solution in quarantine for 72 hours . This measure destroys any bacterial spores that may be present in the alcohol or in your bottles.
Let's talk about bottles by the way! Pour your preparation into our pump bottles reusable glass. Thus, by preparing these yourself, you reduce your ecological impact because we know that most of the hydroalcoholic solutions that we buy are stored in plastic containers.
Our tips for use :
Use your hydroalcoholic solution on unsoiled hands, respecting a friction time of at least thirty seconds. No part should be overlooked. So be sure to apply the product on the back and palms of the hands, the thumbs, the spaces between the fingers...
The key actions to adopt during this period have been validated by official sites and the government!
Monitor your temperature and the appearance of symptoms
Be sure to cough and sneeze into your elbow
Avoid physical contact as much as possible
Use single-use tissues and be sure to throw them in a trash can
We hope each of you is doing well!